Records of the Boston Young Women's Christian Association, 1858-1988


Records of the Boston Young Women's Christian Association, 1858-1988

Reports, minutes, correspondence, etc., of the Boston Young Women's Christian Association.

102 cartons, 1 file box, 1 card file box, 5 folio boxes, 18 folio+ boxes, 43 oversized volumes, 24 audiocassettes, 17 motion pictures, and electronic records

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